|Image-tracking technology helps scientists observe nature v. nurture in neural stem cells
||One of the longstanding debates in science, that has, perhaps unsurprisingly, permeated into the field of stem cell research, is the question of nature versus nurture influencing development. Science on stem cells thus far, has suggested that, as one side of the existential debate holds: their fate is not predestined. But new research from the [...]
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|Researcher finds evidence of emotional ‘load sharing’ in close relationships
||New research out of Queen’s University has found evidence of emotional load sharing between partners in a close relationship. The study, co-authored by PhD candidate Jessica Lougheed, found that a strong relationship with a loved one can help ease stress when placed in difficult situations. “We wanted to test a new evolutionary theory in psychology [...]
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|#164 Psychotherapy: When We Are Haunted by the Past
||rubyblossom. via Compfight When we sign up to be parents we may not realize that we carry with us a personal history made up of the unique backgrounds of our … ...
|5 Tips for Maintaining Your Identity in a Relationship
||Don’t be a better half. Be a whole person. We spend most of our lives trying to figure out who we are and building our identities. It’s no wonder one of the biggest fears among singles is that they’ll lose themselves once they’re in a … ...
|Ron Swanson, Donald Trump, and You
||The characters on Parks & Recreation have describable personalities, as does Donald Trump. Would he fit in? Would you?
|Jealousy Doesn’t Have to Cause Problems in Relationships...
||So your partner approaches the hostess at a restaurant to put your name on the list. He also manages to crack a witty joke and gets a laugh. You’re instantly … ...
|4 Common Remarriage Issues
||Creating a strong and solid marriage is an absolute necessity when dealing with the challenges of a remarriage and blended family. You need to be able to protect and nurture … ...
|Bobby Brown Speaks About Daughter’s Death for First Time...
||It’s been a couple months since Bobbi Kristina Brown passed away and her famous father, Bobby Brown, has opened up for the first time about the sad situation. Becoming emotional … ...
|Scientists chart a lost highway in the brain
||A part of the brain lost from scientific literature for over a century may be responsible for a key component of perceptionm according to a new study from the neuroscientist who was part of the team that rediscovered the forgotten structure.
|How to Tell the Kids You’re Getting Divorced
||Divorcing parents meet with me because they worry terribly about the effect that learning of divorce will have on their kids. They want to know the specifics, of course, such as when is a good time to tell, who should do the telling, and what should be said. But beneath those practical inquiries lies the real reason for the session – will my child be okay?
|Homophobic people often have psychological issues
||Homophobic attitudes may say a lot about the person who holds them, new research suggests.
|The sinister science of addiction
||Research shows addiction isn't the result of personal failing, but rather the result of brain chemistry.
|Instant Gratitude for Greater Happiness
||It’s been well-documented that a little gratitude can go a long way. But if you’re having trouble appreciating what you have, here’s some inspiration.1) Appreciate your health. This is the … ...
|Mental health groups ask Kenneth Cole to remove billboard...
||Twenty-three mental health organizations delivered a letter to fashion designer Kenneth Cole this morning, protesting the bizarre billboard Cole posted on a New York City highway in August that was … ...
|Happier People Are Raised By Parents Who Do These Two Things
Poor parenting still resonating with people now in their 60s as much as the death of a loved one.
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|When is the Best Time to Give Birth?
||Medical intervention in human birth is now so widespread in industrialized countries that deliveries are seldom spontaneous. Yet with no intervention there is clear persistence of a general mammalian 24-hour biorhythm in birth hour. Is this just a carryover from ancestors that gave birth during their inactive period, or is that basic rhythm still biologically important?
|Kimberly Williams-Paisley Finds Lessons in Mother’s Dementia...
||Understandably, watching a parent suffer is a painful process but Kimberly Williams-Paisley has found a way to learn lessons from her mother’s diagnosis of primary progressive aphasia 10 years ago. … ...
|Modulation of brain cholesterol: New line of research in Alzheimer's disease treatment?
||Two research teams have just shown, in a rodent model, that overexpressing an enzyme that can eliminate excess cholesterol from the brain may have a beneficial action on the tau component of the disease, and completely correct it.
|Brainwashing in Abusive Relationships
||Being in an abusive relationship often feels like torture. Sometimes that’s because your partner’s behavior feels like the torture techniques used by mortal enemies instead. Brainwashing is defined in the Psychology Dictionary as that which “manipulates and modifies a person’s emotions, attitudes, and beliefs.” It … ...
|What Research Says Happiness Really Is
||There’s a lot of philosophical debate over what it actually means to “be happy,” but if you’re looking for concrete answers, it can leave you wanting. Here’s what scientific research says happiness is, and—perhaps more importantly—what it isn’t....